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Sweco to design new activated carbon plant in Finland

January 28, 2019 | Press release

Sweco has been commissioned by Vapo Oy to provide engineering services, procurement and construction management for the new activated carbon plant in Ilomantsi, Finland.

“We are very pleased that Sweco will be part of the development of Finnish natural resources into products with a high added value. Vapo’s investment decision to build a new activated carbon plant is important for the Nordic cleantech cluster,” says Erik Skogström, Managing Director of Sweco Industry.

The market for activated carbon is growing in Europe. The plant in Ilomantsi will produce technical carbon products for water, air and gas purification, mainly for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

“For Vapo, the most important criteria for the new activated carbon plant is sustainability and minimizing environmental impacts. We chose Sweco to design the new plant, as we wanted to have a partner with proven experience in large industrial projects, good schedule management and expertise in environmentally friendly industrial design. We are convinced that together with Sweco we will build a plant that is top quality both technologically and sustainably,” says Jaakko Myllymäki, Managing Director of Vapo Carbons.

Vapo Carbons made the investment decision in December 2018 and the plant is planned to be in operation by the end of 2020.

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Anna Elisabeth Olsson

Head of Press and Public Affairs